This is a biography of one of the 20th Century's outstanding inventors, published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Baird's first public demonstration of a rudimentary television system. The book is based on primary source documents although many personal recollections are included to add colour. Much material regarding Baird's business in the early 1920s has only recently become available and is covered here for the first time. Although Baird is credited in the UK as the inventor of television, the book considers many interesting areas such as comparing Baird's technical strategy with the work undertaken in industrial laboratories, how his policy compared with the development of wireless by Marconi, and the impact of his business partnerships.
Television: an international history of the formative years - ISBN 9780852969144 The Correspondence of Michael Faraday, Volume 1: 1811-1831 - ISBN 9780863412486
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 350 books in 18 different subject areas including:
-Power & Energy -Renewable Energy -Radar, Sonar & Navigation -Electromagnetics -Electrical Measurement -History of Technology -Technology Management
Series: IEE History of Technology
Includes bibliographical references and index
Early life -- Hastings -- Frith Street, London -- The first demonstration of television -- Noctovision and phonovision -- Company formation and long-distance television -- Television and the BBC -- The first television broadcast and other "firsts" -- Overseas interests -- Large-screen television -- The early television work of Bell Telephone Laboratories -- Financial difficulties -- The first public 30-line service -- Baird's personality -- A rival and high-definition television -- The London television station -- Baird and cinema television -- The war years -- Epilogue: Two "greats" -- Appendices: J.L. Baird's parents ; Television Committee. Memorandum by Mr. J.L. Baird ; Awards and commemorations